Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Did I mention we've been staying with friends? Well they have been amazingly generous, managing to hang out and be friendly while still giving us lots of privacy and time to ourselves. Still, we're all glad to hear that Josh and I will be moving into our own place this week, and receiving our household goods shipment Thursday. It's time to be grownups again, and regular old friends with Irish and Steve. So tonight they made us a feast, to see whether I'd eat steak.

See, I'm not much of a beef person. After fifteen years eating no mammals, I've become quite fond of pork in its many forms, but after trying roast beef, sauteed beef, and a nice chuck burger, I had no passion for le bouef.

Until tonight.

See, tonight we didn't have your garden-variety beef. We had dry-aged, grass-fed good stuff, grilled to medium-rare perfection by Steve and accompanied by an incredible spread of marinated shrimp, wilted spinach, Alaskan king crab, and excellent wine. It was, well - see for yourself:Pretty great, huh? We added some spelt bread from a bakery in Tacoma and, well, you can tell I was enthusiastic.
So now it's my third-to-last night at Casa de Jordan, and I've got a full belly and a woozy winey head and a lot of hope for a successful move this week. It's time for sleep, and a long day tomorrow.


clembo said...

The only time I ever had food poisoning was a bad crab leg, in Quebec, when I was pregnant with you! And wishing I spoke French. I've never had one since. Glad your beef experience was a good one. Now you CAN go everywhere and eat everything!

Bethanyivy said...

Yummy! I've been craving crab. Welsome to the world of beef. Now you can visit Texas : )

That dining room is beautiful! I love it!

Congratulations on your new home. I can't wait to see it! I expect to see pictures as soon as you unpack. I know your move will be awesome and stress free. Have fun making it your home.

Melanie said...

I love the new digs, Em. Just got caught up. What amazing food already!! Yum! Hope the move goes great. Love you.

Andi said...

Wowza! I wish I could eat like that every night!